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Author Melva Noakes, "April Mourning"

April Mourning
The Story of the Murrah Building Day Care
by Melva Noakes
Tate Publishing, 2013

This a powerful and true story written by America's Kids Day Care operator Melva Noakes, and it tells how time stood still in the aftermath of the bombing. How families faced the reality of losing their little ones, comforting those who were injured, and healing a community as shattered as the glass on the streets.

It was all laughter and playtime at a daycare center in downtown Oklahoma City until 9 a.m., April 19, 1995, when a bomb inside a Ryder truck blew the face off the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building across the street, killing 168 people and injuring more than 680.

Take the journey. Hear the stories. Heal in the Heartland.  No collection on the events of that 1995 day would be complete without this work.  No collection dealing with terrorism, grief and recovery would be complete with out this work by Melva Noakes.

100 pages - $9.99 (paperback) - An E-version is also available.